Maia Health Foundation Christchurch Charity - Smiling Girl Healthcare Charity New Zealand

Why Māia

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Canterbury’s health system needs us. In fact, it needs you too.

At some point, we will all find ourselves or those we love needing support from our health system. We want that system, and your experience, to be world-class.

To achieve that we need you – our community.

Health systems around the globe are under pressure. There will never be enough public funds to do everything we need or want, meanwhile advances in health care create a growing wish-list.

To have a world-class health system, we need to bring our community together to provide the extra support our health system needs.

In Canterbury, we have unique challenges to face. An older population than the rest of New Zealand, a large geographical spread, and a community that’s faced more than a decade of external events that have tested us all.

It’s time for us to be bold, to stand up for the health of our community and our future. It’s time for innovative thinking about health funding.  

Read about the impact we've made here.

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